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Programme Announced

24 Oct

D-Day: 26th October – Programme Announced

Programme of events:

10.00 – 10:25 ‘Dedication’ by SuAndi OBE and keynote address from Herman, Lord Ouseley.

10.25-11.25  Panel 1: Journalism 

Chair: Professor James Curran

Panelists: Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown MBE, Hannah Pool, Hugh Muir

11.45-12.45   Panel 2: Education – ‘From London School and the Black Child to Black Professors in British Universities’ 

Dedication: Angie LeMar (writer, performer)

Panelists: Professor Heidi Safia Mirza, Professor Kevin Hylton, Dr. Keith Davidson

2.00-3.00   Panel 3: Politics – ‘Democracy, in Catastrophic Terminal Decline?’ 

Diane Abbott’s Maiden Speech read by Yvonne Brewster OBE

Chair: Simon Woolley

Panelists: Ken Livingstone, Darcus Howe, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Simon Hughes MP

3.00-4.00  Panel 4: Young People 

CEN 8 performance

AMOS Bursary Students: mentoring and internships

Chair: David Wood

Panelists: Malorie Blackman OBE, S.I. Martin, Lewisham Young Mayor

4.15-5.15 Panel 5: The Arts

Aminatta Forna – reading from The Memory of Love

Jo Melville – monologue

Chair: Moira Stuart OBE

Panelists: Patricia Cumper, Margaret Busby OBE, John Akomfrah OBE

Venue 2 Department of Theatre and Performance, Richard Hoggart Building. 

5.30-5.55   Oberon Books Drinks reception: Studio 1 Dept, of Theatre and Performance (RHB)

Including: – Book launch: Hidden Gems Vol. II (Oberon) Yvonne Brewster OBE

– ‘Toast to Diane Abbott MP’ Shami Chakrabarty CBE

 6.00 – 7.00pm GEORGE WOOD THEATRE: Poetry and Live Music 

• Linton Kwesi Johnson

• Kadija George

• Lizzy Dijeh

• Malika Booker

• Dorothea Smartt,

• SuAndi

• Zena Edwards

• Tunday Akintan solo performance

• Felicity Buckland, ‘And I Set Sail’ Mary Seacole by Richard Chew, libretto by SuAndi

• Christopher Taylor, piano, ‘Reflections in the Water’ by Claude Debussy